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UAE signs MoU with US FAA and Swedish National Space Board

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB). The MoU signifies collaboration between the parties involved in the development of UAE’s commercial space transportation safety framework and sharing knowledge and best practices. The entities would also jointly organize workshops, symposiums, conferences, and working groups to endorse industry standards and back the development …

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Iran and Ukraine discussing improved cooperation in the field of air industries

The Head of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and Antonov Chief Executive, Oleksandr Kryvokon, have had discussions regarding increasing cooperation in the field of air industries, in a meeting held in Ukraine. Iran’s Ambassador to Ukraine, Mohammad Beheshti Monfared, along with several Ukrainian defense industries officials were also in attendance during the said meeting wherein the future plan for cooperation between the two countries in …

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India: Parliamentary committee to look into airlines’ treatment of passengers

A Parliamentary committee is set to take a closer look into the “behavior of airline personnel towards passengers” especially after the controversial manhandling of a passenger by IndiGo Airlines staff last month. The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee of Transport, Tourism and Culture led by Trinamool Congress MP, Derek O’ Brien, has called on the Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation, along with representatives of Airports Authority of India, Directorate …

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Ghana: Government green lights policy for the establishment of national airline

Ghana’s government has approved the policy that would establish a national carrier but the Aviation Ministry remains cautious. Sustainability and transparency are significant elements that would be taken into account in deciding on the national carrier, said the ministry. Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Darko Mensah, said that the government is keenly aware of the issues that led to the collapse of Ghana Airways and will guarantee that steps would be …

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Air Zimbabwe working to gain EU certification

Air Zimbabwe is endeavoring to resolve certification issues with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with the goal of finally resuming operations into the European Union. Air Zimbabwe halted operating flights to London in 2012 and has been blacklisted, along with four other carriers, for failing to properly resolve several safety concerns that were raised by the EASA during their audits. Other airlines that were impacted by the EASA mandate …

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